<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 22 May 2015 22:55:50 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Access to finance: still a barrier for EU companies’ growth]]>

Published : Wed, 12 Nov 2014

EU's small businesses are increasingly optimistic about their growth prospects but many are still concerned about the lack of access to finance, according to a survey published today by the European Commission. Between April and September 2014, SMEs demands for financing were not always fulfilled - especially for smaller and [...]

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Emerging Industries Conference 2014: Now Open for Registration]]> Published : Mon, 27 Oct 2014


Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME: Access to Finance - Ready to aid 330 000 SMEs]]>

Published : Fri, 24 Oct 2014

Proving their unyielding commitment to stimulating the economy from the foundation up, the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) signed an agreement on 22 July that will guarantee Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Europe access of to up to €25 billion of additional finance over the next [...]

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[NEW EU CLUSTER PORTAL]]> Published : Tue, 12 Aug 2014


Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME: Agreement signed which will boost funding opportunities for SMEs ]]>

Published : Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe will soon have access to up to € 25 bn of additional finance, as a result of an agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF).

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission announces €100 million Fast Track to Innovation and five innovation prizes ]]> Published : Tue, 22 Jul 2014

On 22 July 2014 the European Commission presented details of a new €100 million "Fast Track to Innovation" (FTI) pilot action and five innovation prizes under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Unleashing Europe's poten­tial through mobilising up to €25 billion of finance for SMEs]]>

Published : Mon, 30 Jun 2014

European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani has announced that SMEs in Europe will soon have the opportunity to access up to €25 billion of additional finance supported by the COSME programme (the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises).

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Account Preservation Order adopted: New EU rules will make it easier for companies to recover millions of cross-border debt]]> Published : Tue, 13 May 2014

New EU rules making it easier for companies to recover claims across borders have been adopted by EU Ministers.

Mon, 12 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Central Bank report on the results of the survey on the access to finance of SMEs in the euro area – October 2013 to March 2014]]> Published : Wed, 30 Apr 2014

The report mainly provides evidence on changes in the financial situation, financing needs and access to financing of SMEs in the euro area, compared with large firms, during the preceding six months.

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Fuelling Europe's SMEs to power Europe's Economies: Commissioner Hahn calls on EU ministers to act]]> Published : Fri, 25 Apr 2014

Regional Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn has welcomed the submission by EU member states of the "Partnership Agreements" to set out their strategies for pending EU structural and Investment funds for 2014-2020.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SMEs find it hard to obtain feedback on their loan applications]]>

Published : Tue, 15 Apr 2014

A new evaluation published today confirms that the smaller a firm, the larger the likelihood that its credit application might be declined by a financial institution.

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission roadmap to meet the long-term financing needs of the European economy]]>

Published : Thu, 27 Mar 2014

The European Commission has adopted a package of measures to stimulate new and different ways of unlocking long-term financing.

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission encourages the use of EU financial instruments in Greece]]> Published : Thu, 27 Mar 2014

The European Commission holds on March 27 in Athens an 'EU Access to Finance Day'.

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Growth prospects for SMEs are encouraging]]>

Published : Tue, 26 Nov 2013

The European Commission published the 2012/2013 Annual Report on European SMEs. 2013 is expected to be the first year since 2008 with a combined increase in aggregated employment and value-added of EU’s SMEs.

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU Access to Finance Days - helping to shape an SME-friendly financing market]]>

Published : Fri, 18 Oct 2013

Credit availability for non-financial businesses in the euro area is now at its lowest point since the beginning of the credit crunch, according to the latest figures from the European Central Bank.

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Vice-President Tajani visits the Galileo Space Center in Fucino to introduce the Galileo first position fix (video)]]>

Published : Thu, 25 Jul 2013

In a public demonstration in Fucino, Italy, European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani announced the successful position fix on the basis of the EU’s current four Galileo satellites.

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo appears in the Google's Summer of Code 2013 competition]]>

Published : Wed, 17 Jul 2013

Mara Branzanti, a PhD student at Geodesy and Geomatics Division, from University of Rome "La Sapienza", has been selected in the worldwide Google Summer of Code competition to decode Galileo signal and compute Position Velocity and Time solutions (PVT) exploiting the four in orbit Galileo Satellites.

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The UE SME Centre helps European businesses to get into the Chinese market]]>

Published : Tue, 16 Jul 2013

When expanding their businesses to China, many companies are facing the elementary question of how to enter the China Market. Avoiding misunderstandings in verbal and nonverbal communication when negotiating 'across cultures' can be a challenge.

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo Masters : deadline for registration extended until July 7th, 2013 !]]>

Published : Mon, 01 Jul 2013

For the 10th time, the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is calling for services, products, and business innovations that use satellite navigation in everyday life.

Sun, 30 Jun 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Long Term contract for the EGNOS Services provision awarded to ESSP SAS]]> Published : Thu, 27 Jun 2013

On June 26th, a €450 million contract for the provision of EGNOS services until 2021 was signed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Satellites Services Provider (ESSP SAS) in the presence of European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani. (picture : courtesy of ESSP)

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:00:00 GMT